Frenchman gets maximum jail term for visiting Islamist sites

PARIS- A French court has given a convert to Islam the maximum two-year jail term for repeatedly visiting extremist websites that incite people to commit attacks and show beheading videos.


His lawyer said Tuesday that the court in Chartres, south-west of Paris, set a sentence was double what the prosecutor recommended a day earlier.


Yannick Loichot, 31, acknowledged he visited dozens of Islamist websites but claimed he did it just "out of curiosity," his lawyer Gregory Martin-Dit-Neuville said in a phone interview. He won't file appeal.


פרסום ראשון: 08.09.16, 21:59